Episode 19 – Rad Mode is a Log Magnet

The dinghy gets another test and teaches me a lesson while we head to Sausalito for dinner with Captain Heather along with some of the crew of SV Shawnigan before getting hit with tons of random debris while on the anchor at China Camp to include a massive log. We meet some of Team Fish…

Episode 18 – I Dream of Bikinis

In this episode, I take you back with me through my dreams of sunnier, warmer days in the depth of a winter in San Francisco Bay that just won’t let up.

Episode 17 – Stuck in the Mud!

We turned in to Benicia Marina for the night since the wind died on us. After a freezing cold night, we headed back out into the channel and headed over to Martinez City Marina for a meet up with some family before we sailed back to San Francisco Bay for some good sailing and provisioning.

Episode 16 – It Rains and Pours in the Winter of Storms

We’ve come into contact with a ton of Westsail 32 mentors since purchasing Rad Mode and one of these mentors, Captain Leasure on the SV Tortuga, came by to help us work on our main sail reefing and taught us a ton about Westsail 32’s in the process. After that, I ran to town for…

S2 E5 – Cold Day, Hot Wine

We’re back! After a long hiatus thanks to our fried video editing laptop, we are going to start off right where we left off and over the next several episodes, catch you up on what’s happened with Rad Mode and her crew since episode 4.

Doors vs Curtains

Hubby and I have talked in length about if it would be better to have doors or curtains on Rad Mode. After our experience on our first sailboat and advice from serious sailor friends of ours we made the decision to go with curtains and forgo doors so today Annabelle helped me finish up making…

Oh my sweet sweet love of mine…

Long awaited… even longer over due… the new laptop has finally arrived! Oh let me tell you the nightmare it has been to get a simple new laptop. After numerous cancellations (not because of us) and shipping errors we have finally received our laptop and are back in action!!! One of the issues, believe it…

Out on the hard…

Today is the first day that SV Rad Mode has been on the hard since… we have no idea when. As you all know, we bought her as a lien sale from a marina because unfortunately the previous  (and only) owner passed away. The downside to buying the lien sale is we have no idea…

Merry Christmas San Fransisco! (Lots of Pics)

We were going to leave yesterday. We really were, but then we decided why leave on Christmas Eve? Tomorrow we are pulling up anchor I swear it, but as for today we are taking the day off and enjoying the holiday. I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas day and sharing it with loved…